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BC SPCA seeks public’s help in solving shocking case of animal cruelty

March 14, 2012

(Warning: Graphic photos below. Discretion is advised.) BC SPCA animal cruelty investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving a shocking case of animal cruelty in Dawson Creek. Disturbingly, the case appears to be a repeat of a sickening incident that took place in January, 2011 in the same neighbourhood. “Yesterday afternoon we received a …

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Severely emaciated puppies rescued near Ladysmith

February 29, 2012

Caution: news story below contains graphic images The BC SPCA rescued seven severely emaciated puppies and their badly neglected mother from a residence near Ladysmith on February 27.  The German shepherd-cross dogs, who were surrendered into BC SPCA custody by their owner, included the mother of the puppies, six 12-week-old puppies and one nine-month-old puppy …

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Sow confinement: When will it become a thing of the past?

February 29, 2012

Over the past half-century, restrictive gestation stall housing for pregnant sows has been the norm, but today there is growing concern for the welfare of sows in such systems. Many countries have responded by implementing bans on the use of gestation stalls in pig production. The response from consumers has been an increased demand for …

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